I received a call late yesterday afternoon from a sister in our ward who is fighting cancer. She first asked if she had home teachers since she was fairly new to the ward. She did indeed have them and I was saddened to discover they had made no attempt to contact her. In the absence of dedicated Home Teachers I of course take the call and make the visit. I love to visit the members and would home teach each and everyone of them if I were able BUT of course there is not enough time and that is why we have a quorum.
I called a nearby priesthood holder and asked them to accompany me to her home to administer. We found her frail and weak yet full of faith and hopeful of a good outcome.
Despite how aggressive the cancer has been and the ravaging effects that it has had on her body, she has faith in the power of the priesthood. Her husband shared the promises of previous blessings she had received which of course gave her hope of a cure.
I did not feel the impression that she would be healed but more a feeling of comfort which was conveyed through the blessing. I know that it is the faith of the one receiving the blessing that is most important. "Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole" I certainly have faith but I know that it is something that I can and should continue to strengthen.
This good sister is an example of great faith.